FACT win BVA industry initiative of the year award

For their relentless campaign against piracy, FACT won the BVA’s Award for Industry Initiative of the Year which acknowledged their achievements well ahead of the anticipated two year goal they gave themselves to demonstrate the effectiveness of increased investment in physical and on-line enforcement.

The BVA Awards 2009 took place in London on 30th April 2009 and were a huge success, celebrating another year of creative and commercial achievements in a retail climate that has seen many changes over the past year.

For more info click here for the BVA website.

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